KUCHING: Sarawak Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Larry Sng says the party has to put the mass resignation of its members behind and look forward to the future.
He said the state leadership council was now in the process of restructuring collapsed branches of the party those were left by its former members.
“The party had long anticipated their departures and we are in the process of restructuring those branches that are affected. We expect to complete this exercise by next month,” he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
The Julau MP revealed that the state leadership held an online meeting earlier on Tuesday that discussed the mass exodus.
He announced the appointment of Robert Lim as the coordinator for Sibu branch, adding that more coordinators would be appointed for other branches in the coming days.
Sng said in the last two months, there had been a little over 100 members who had resigned or were suspended from the party.
“The party is putting this episode behind us and we are in the process of rebranding our image,” he said.
He also stressed that party members should no longer be labelled through their factions, either ‘reformasi’ or ‘cartel’, which refers to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his former deputy Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
“The party is moving forward as one and we will come out stronger and more united than ever before,” said Sng.
Last week, Sarawak PKR saw numerous long serving members quit the party in protest of the new direction of the state leadership and national leadership, which they view to be no longer in the spirit of reforms nor equality and justice.